Church Bulletin: The Black Exodus From The SBC with Dr. Charlie Dates
In this episode of Truth’s Table, Ekemini and Christina sit down with Dr. Charlie Dates, Pastor of Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago. He talks to us about why he entered the SBC and what caused him to exit. He was very candid so y’all don’t want to miss this conversation. Get your teacups, pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! In 2011, at age 30, Dr. Charlie Edward Dates became the youngest Senior Pastor at Chicago's Progressive Baptist Church; a church celebrating a distinctive 100-year history. He earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication and Rhetoric at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and both the Master of Divinity and PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Dr. Dates' preaching and publications have been featured broadly through the United States. He is widely invited to preach at churches, conferences, and universities. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities at Progressive, Pastor Charlie serves as an Affiliate Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and on a number of boards for Christian organizations, including Preaching Magazine and TogetherChicago. He is a contributing author to the 2014 book Letters To A Birmingham Jail, and the 2019 book, Say It: Celebrating Expository Preaching in The African American Tradition. His first solo book on the subject of Christianity and Social Justice will release in 2020 on IVP Press. For reasons that please Him, God has blessed the Progressive Church to grow deep and wide under Pastor Charlie's leadership. Pastor Charlie is married to Kirstie Dates and is the proud father of their children Charlie Edward Dates II and Claire Elisabeth Dates.
065 | Chicago Pastor Charlie Dates on the Surprising Challenges and Opportunities in the Black Church Caused by COVID, and Barna's Latest Research to Support that Data
Chicago church pastor, Charlie Dates, and Vice President of Church Engagement at American Bible Society, Nicole Martin, explore the pandemic's impact on the Black Church in America and what may lie ahead. Plus, Carey, David and Nicole discuss surprising data from Barna's new Trends in the Black Church report. -- Go to medishare.com/churchpulse to learn how to start saving hundreds of dollars per month on health insurance. Visit belaysolutions.com/churchpulse for the free download of BELAY's resource "Essential Strategies to Unleash Productivity". Check out Barna’s Trends in the Black Church report at barna.com/trends-in-the-black-church/
Episode 444: The Ravi Zacharias Revelations & Leaving the SBC with Charlie Dates
The Holy Post
Here we go again. The evangelical world is shocked by another leadership scandal. This time it’s the report that famed apologist Ravi Zacharias sexually abused women for years before his death in 2020. Kaitlyn Schiess joins Phil and Skye to discuss the story, and why so many ministries fail to investigate their famous leaders or take abuse allegations seriously. Then, Skye talks with Charlie Dates, senior pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, about his decision to leave the Southern Baptist Convention in December. Believing the SBC’s desire to overcome its racist past was genuine, Dates had to convince his historically black church to align with the SBC in the first place. He explains why he was wrong and what it means for the future of evangelicalism in America. This week's Bonus segment: https://www.patreon.com/posts/47673135
“Such a cry as ‘I can’t breathe’ is not merely anthropological, but it is theological. The problem with White supremacy – killing Black women and Black men in America – is an error of theology. It is a failure of the White mind and the White power structure to remember from where breath really comes.”On a special episode of the CPT Podcast, we share a sermon given by Rev. Dr. Charlie Dates, Senior Pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago. This sermon was given on Sunday, May 31, 2020 – in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The Mission of Truth: Keeping it Real with Nick Foles and Chris Maragos
PRESEASON Episode Six Nick and Chris talk to Pastor Charlie Dates from Chicago's Progressive Baptist Church and have a raw conversation on race, culture and reconciliation. Follow us on social media: INSTAGRAM: @TheMissonofTruth TWITTER: @MofT_Podcast